Dr. Ethan B. Colliver, DO

Dr. Ethan B. Colliver, DO

Spinal Cord Injury Medicine | Male | 40 years old

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Dr. Colliver specializes in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine and practices in Blacksburg, VA. He practices at 1 location.

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in Blacksburg, VA |
Dr. Colliver seems to be courteous and professional. Not sure if his interest is mainly getting a person to make numerous visits. Office staff is incompetent. Insurance billing is incompetent.
in Christiansburg, Va |
Dr Colliver has the magic touch. I had been in pain several months. One visit with him and he diagnosed & corrected my problem. He is very polite and courteous. The office was ran professional. Highly recommended.
Blacksburg, VA |
Office staff is misinformed about policies. Told I could not have results of diagnostic tests (done after the first appointment as an outpatient) without scheduling another appointment. Followup not supposed to be for a month, but to get the results, returned a week after the first appointment. Dr. Colliver was surprised to see me and told me that I should NOT have had to make an appointment just to get the "all clear" on the diagnostics- he said staff was training. Dr. is great, staff is not.
Christiansburg, VA |
The staff at Dr. Culliver's office is inefficient to say the least. They told me they would schedule my MRI...I called 2 1/2 weeks later and the comment was "she has not done that? I thought she had..you keep your phone close because I will call you back today." A week later she called. That was only one issue of several in dealing with the front office. There is no personality, compassion, or concern. Dr. Colliver is a very good doctor but he is losing patients due to his office staff
in Radford, VA |
Very good, He is pretty much on time which I find rare these days. He relived my very painful sciatica and that was much needed.
in Blacksburg, VA |
All what he recommends is to convince you visiting the physical therapy clinic next door which I believe he get a conflict interest, and he will never miss a chance to charge you even if you only go back to pick up a piece of paper work...
in Radford, VA |
I find Dr. Colliver to be very caring. Having read some of the reviews on this site, I think others might confuse is quiet and shy demeanor as unfriendly. He has worked diligently to help find the cause of my back and leg pain. I appreciate that he doesn't just offer pain medication and treats the cause and not just the symptoms. If you are looking for pain pills, he isn't the doctor for you. If you are looking to get real relief from a back ailment or injury, I highly recommend him.
Blacksburg, VA |
Not sure why this doctor won the Bedside Manner award. I found Dr. Colliver depressing. He told me he had no diagnosis and there was a good chance I would walk again whenever all I needed was some pain management. (and I am now walking again with a walker) Dr. Raju at the Christiansburg Pain Management clinic was much more compassionate and didn't humiliate me for being handicapped and weak the way Dr. Colliver and his staff did.
in Christiansburg, VA |
This doctor is too busy and has too many patients to provide adequate services. His office wasn't able to order tests for me, my GP had to get involved. I felt like I was being pawned off onto his PA, who said she could schedule me for a procedure, yet when I called to schedule it, the first time I called during office hours, 3pm, it went to messages, then the second time, I was put on hold for 10 minutes and then the procedure could not be scheduled until a month later. He is too busy for me
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    Dr. Colliver's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
    •  Board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

    Awards & Recognition

    • Awards & Honors
      • Healthgrades Honor Roll
      • American Pain Society Scholarship Recipient, May 2007
      • University of Utah, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Resident Research Award, 2007-2008
      • Mark P. Scott Outstanding Resident of the Year Award, June 2008
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    • Media & Publications
      • Association of Chiari malformation and Craniocervical Instability in Children with Beare-Stevenson Syndrome; A Case Report and Literature Review., 2006
      • Radial nerve palsy in a manual laborer after shoveling, July 2007

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    • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

    Conditions Treated

    • Achilles Tendinitis
    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Ankle Sprains and Strains
    • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
    • Ankylosing Spondylitis
    • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
    • Anterior Horn Disease
    • Arthritis
    • Ataxia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Autonomic Disorders
    • Back Disorders
    • Back Impairment
    • Back Injuries
    • Back Pain
    • Back Sprain
    • Baker’s Cyst
    • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
    • Bone Disorders
    • Brachial Plexus Palsy
    • Brain Disorders
    • Bursitis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Cervical Herniated Disc
    • Cervical Radiculopathy
    • Cervical Spine Disorders
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pain
    • Coccygeal Pain
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Dupuytren's Contracture
    • Elbow Bursitis
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Foot Conditions
    • Fracture
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Ganglion Cyst
    • Hand Conditions
    • Heel Spur
    • Herniated Disc
    • Hip Dysplasia
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Knee Disorders
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Low Back Pain
    • Morton's Neuroma
    • Myelopathy
    • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
    • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
    • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteochondritis Dissecans
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Pelvic Fracture
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Postherpetic Neuralgia
    • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Runner's Knee
    • Sacrum Disorders
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
    • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
    • Torticollis
    • Trigger Finger
    • Upper Back Pain


    • Medical School
      Arizona College Of Osteopathic Med Glendale Az

      Graduated in 2004

    • Internship Hospital
      Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital

      Completed in 2005

    • Residency Hospital
      University Of Utah, Pmr Department

      Completed in 2008

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Buffalo Spine and Sports Institute

      Completed in 2009

    • Undergraduate School
      James Madison University

      Graduated in 1998

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
    • Sports Medicine

    Procedures Performed

    • EMG (Electromyography)
    • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
    • Epidural Steroid Injections
    • Joint Drainage
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
    • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
    • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
    • Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)
    • Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
    • Spinal Cord Stimulation
    • Spinal Nerve Block
    • Trigger Point Injection
    • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
    • Ultrasound-Guided Injection
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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